GSSAThe 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

1820 Settler Correspondence before emigration

ALL the 1819 correspondence from CO48/41 through CO48/46 has been transcribed whether or not the writers emigrated to the Cape. Those written by people who did become settlers, as listed in "The Settler Handbook" by M.D. Nash (Chameleon Press 1987), are labelled 1820 Settler and the names of actual settlers in the text appear in red.


August 23, 1819

I having seen the conditions of emigration to the Cape of Good Hope am desirous of under taking to conduct the number of persons.

The number I have provided there in specified is ten, I only want to know two or three things.

1st what remuneration I am to expect for my trouble.

2nd whether I am to stay there and have my share of land as an individual provided I pay the deposit necessary .

3rd. When and where the deposit money is to be payed if to under goe an examination inform me by letter you will oblige.

Your humble servant


St Cathrines Hill


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